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SC seagoat

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Santa Cruz, Moab, A sailboat, or some time zone
Topic Author's Original Post - Feb 9, 2018 - 08:25pm PT
The Tongan is back.

Iím melting.


Credit: SC seagoat

Susan

Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 9, 2018 - 09:00pm PT
Is he on the curling team?
BruceHildenbrand

Social climber
Mountain View/Boulder
Feb 9, 2018 - 09:05pm PT
On the TV they said he lost 30 lbs so he could compete in cross country skiing.

https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2018/02/tonga-flag-bearer-pita-taufatofua-opening-ceremony-pyeongchang-winter-olympics-2018
moosedrool

climber
Andrzej Citkowicz far away from Poland
Feb 9, 2018 - 09:15pm PT
Susan, careful with melting. Itís Winter Olympics!

Moose
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
Feb 9, 2018 - 09:27pm PT
Susan...You got a picture of the womens team...?
Ricky D

Trad climber
Sierra Westside
Feb 9, 2018 - 09:37pm PT
I watched the American Curling Coed Team play the South Koreans last night.

Had never before grasped the nuance and purpose of the event but now see it as a fusion of the finesse of pool with the deceiving simplicity of shuffleboard.

I was high at the time which may very well be responsible for this epiphany.

South Koreans won by the way.
moosedrool

climber
Andrzej Citkowicz far away from Poland
Feb 9, 2018 - 09:38pm PT
Now, rg, yer being sexist.

Although, I am watching figure skating CLOSELY!

;-)

Moose
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 9, 2018 - 09:47pm PT
Tamiís prolly in therapy today after Norge beat Canada in a warmup.
ec

climber
ca
Feb 9, 2018 - 10:39pm PT
Olympic Drones were Badassss!



Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Feb 9, 2018 - 10:44pm PT
I f'n hate hockey........

Then yer gonna luv the story about the kids hockey coach who tried to choke a parent.

https://www.wkbw.com/news/youth-hockey-coach-charged-with-choking-parent

Probably would have not got in as much trouble if he would have just smashed the parent into the wall.
Stimbo

Trad climber
Crowley Lake
Feb 10, 2018 - 09:18am PT
Is that poor man coated in cooking oil?

Tami, I believe he is coated with saliva.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Feb 10, 2018 - 09:37am PT
I remember some hockey dads - in hockey it was always the dad - yelling at their little boys. For real they screamed at the kids - who were about 7 at the time.

Not just hockey and not just Dad's.
It happens in many youth sports all the way through high school.
StOOpid parents that reinforce winning over sportsmanship and skill acquisition. As a middle school and high school coach I've witnessed this way too many times and on a few occasions confronted the parent over it. :(

I enjoy the skiing and sliding events Luge and Bobsledding, figure skating not so much.

When does hockey begin? :)

Enjoy the Games all.
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Feb 10, 2018 - 09:56am PT
Is there an Egyptian downhiller this year? That dude was rad even if he coulda been
timed with a sun dial.
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Feb 10, 2018 - 11:16am PT
I miss Eddie the Eagle. Eddie was actually a good downhill skier, and almost qualified for the Olympic team as a skier, but he could not keep up with the expense of training, the reason he went to jumping.

http://wfla.com/2018/02/09/1988-olympics-eddie-the-eagle-becomes-global-icon-despite-last-place-finish/

Perseverance and determination kept The Eagle flying. In the two years before the 1988 Olympics, he slept in his motherís car, ate food from garbage cans, and received little help from his home country who had never qualified for ski jumping at the Olympic level. Edwards even spent a month in a mental hospital Ė not because he was a patient Ė but to spend a night in the cheapest room they offered, while training in Finland. He actually found out he qualified for the 1988 Olympics in Calgary one night in the asylum after representing Great Britain in the world championships in 1987.

He always reminded me of Super Dave
He always reminded me of Super Dave
Credit: Jon Beck
jogill

climber
Colorado
Feb 10, 2018 - 12:08pm PT
I f'n hate hockey


A bit of a twist on the sport: Bellevue on WGN.
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Feb 10, 2018 - 12:21pm PT
Security must be lax at the Olympics,
there's a bunch of women with skinny ski's on their feet and rifles strapped to their backs shootin up the place. :)
SC seagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, Moab, A sailboat, or some time zone
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 10, 2018 - 12:25pm PT
Susan...You got a picture of the womens team

Do yer own research.


Eddie the Eagle! Wonderful! A few years back there was a great movie about him.


Susan
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Feb 10, 2018 - 12:57pm PT
I tune into The Olympic Network (NBC) and they're televising English Soccer (which, as it turns out, is played the same as regular soccer).

I turn on the TV News, and all I see there are still pics. Still pics, no video. In the Twenty-First Century no video.

What do I gotta do to see the Olympics? Go to the theatre on Sunday and watch a newsreel?
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Feb 10, 2018 - 01:02pm PT
Chaz,
most of the stuff is on NBCSHD if you get that, curling is on now, biathlon and luge was earlier.
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Feb 10, 2018 - 01:06pm PT
Chaz, install a browser extension called Hola, set it to Canada and watch Olympics via cbc.ca online.
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